This festive and fun no-bake Monster Mash Halloween Candy Bark is the perfect sweet treat to scare up some new friends this Halloween.
Oh candy, candy, candy everywhere!!!! It’s that time of the year when Halloween candy is on every shopping aisle, in every commercial and on everyone’s mind. What do I buy? Who has the best prices? HOW MUCH WILL I NEEEEEEEEEEED??????????
I admit that Halloween is my most favorite holiday but the whole candy volume equation can make a girls head spin. All it takes is one year to run out of candy at peak goblin time and for the next year and many years to come clearing out the entire candy section of your local supermarket becomes status quo. Heck, last year I about sold a kidney to buy what I thought was going to be enough and then.. went back and bought more. It’s human nature, no one wants to disappoint the children but let’s have a moment of truth.. shall we? Just between you and me .. we both know we buy a lot of candy we maybe don’t need to also make sure we have enough for us to snack on.
Secretly snack, of course!
What if you could bring that secret crush out into the open and unapologetically be a Halloween hero at the same time? What better way to put that extra candy to good use than throw it all together and make Monster Mash Halloween Candy Bark? I mean, this is so easy… well… a kid could do it! Seriously, all you need is a microwave and a sweet tooth and you have the necessary ingredients to make the most festive Monster Mash Halloween Candy Bark of the season. Plus if you leave out the googly eyes, Monster Mash Halloween Candy Bark is a great way to use up Halloween candy when the holiday passes on and you are left with your shame and 50 lbs of excess candy bars.
Beside, kids will love to help you with this fun trip to the kitchen and let’s be real… Halloween doesn’t need to gross and terrifying to bring the holiday spirit out in people. You better believe a sheet pan of candy sure will though 🙂
Start by melting your candy melts in the microwave. Pour each color into a separate microwave safe bowl and try to heat them up one right after the other.
I usually cook on high for one minute then stir and cook for another minute and stir again. Do this until your candy is smooth and melted perfectly. Pour the black melts into your baking pan and smooth until even. Using a spoon, drop in alternating stripes of the other two Halloween colors and then swirl them all together.
Some people like to drag a fork or a butter knife back and forth through the colors or zig-zag them or even do big figure eights… unleash the artist within and go to town! Besides, it’s all going to be covered with candy anyways so there’s no set pattern you need to strive for. Have fun!
Then start decorating by adding a handful of nuts and a scattering of candies and don’t forget the googly eyes. When your Monster Mash Halloween Candy Bark masterpiece is complete, pop the pan into the refrigerator for 2 hours. When time is up, remove the candy by pulling up the parchment paper and then using a big sharp knife, break the candy into different size pieces. Store in a large zip-top bag or airtight container.
**PS.. if you get distracted and find your black candy has hardened before you can swirl in your color candy melts, preheat your oven and pop your candy in for a few minutes .. it will remelt your candy… not saying that happened to me … me being a professional and all…. (sigh!)…
Keep in mind this is just my version of Monster Mash Halloween Candy Bark… use whatever ingredients and toppings you like best.
(** Pack Momma Monster Mash Halloween Candy Bark Recipe featured on ABCs The Chew)
If you are looking for another great Halloween sweet treat, don’t forget to check out my Toil and Trouble Halloween Cupcakes … perfect for parties, kids or maybe just a treat for YOU!